Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
An official source at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque explained that, according to the precautionary health measures recommended by the competent authorities, and the importance of maintaining the cleanliness of the Two Holy Mosques to prevent the spread of infection, and the need to intensify cleaning and sterilization work in the Two Holy Mosques, in non-prayer times, It was decided to close the two holy mosques an hour after the evening prayer, and to reopen it one hour before dawn.
The court will also be closed around the Kaaba, and the endeavor between Safa and Marwah throughout the period of suspension of Umrah, and the prayer will be inside the mosque only.
It includes a decision Suspending Umrah temporarily for citizens and residents, All residents of the holy city of Makkah, where the forbidden people will not be allowed to enter the Sacred Mosque and the surrounding squares.
It was also decided not to allow i’tikaaf and bedding, or to enter food and drinks, and Zamzam water stripes will be closed.
The source added that the precautionary measures include the closure of the old mosque in the Noble Sanctuary, including the honorable kindergarten, and the closure of the Baqi cemetery.